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The next generation

LaShay Harris and Moiet James

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. LaShay Harris has had a desire to give back since she was a teenager studying cosmetology. “I had two hair stylist mentors. These two women poured ...

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Movers and Shakers (access required)

This list was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. Geraldine Biddle Moore | Friendly Home Friendly Home announced the election of Geraldine Biddle Moore as chairperson of its board of directors. Moore, a Pittsford resident, ...

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Tech tip: How to travel safely

Cheryl Nelan

CHERYL NELAN President, CMIT Solutions LinkedIn.com/in/Nelan Facebook.com/cmitrochester Twitter.com/cmitmonroe With so many of us traveling during the spring and summer months, our mobile devices are must haves to keep in touch and pass the time. It’s crucial that while traveling, we’re ...

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35 years of summer memories at CMAC

An aerial view of the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. (Provided)

There are deep roots at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC for short. It’s a venue that, from its home near Canandaigua, has not just grown but thrived through recessions and regional economic shifts. The venue has ...

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CMAC thrives under all-female leadership

The all-female leadership team at CMAC includes, from left, Barbara LaVerdi, secretary; Sandy Dominach, treasurer; Ginny Clark, president; Lynn Freida, executive director; and Stephanie Gorman, assistant treasurer. (Provided)

Things you don’t see too often: A solar eclipse, a winning lottery ticket, an all-female leadership team. At Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC, you are guaranteed to find the latter. CMAC is led by president Ginny Clark, ...

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Downtown growth: Tracking the Impact

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Jay Rettberg General Manager Hyatt Regency Rochester How would you characterize the changes you’ve seen to downtown Rochester over the last five years? I believe that every bit of change that has occurred in downtown Rochester has been a positive ...

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If you build them, they will come

The living area inside one of the apartments at Spectra at Sibley Square, which began leasing units in fall 2017.

The Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester had treated Dion Doucet and his wife, Kathleen Corrigan Doucet, quite well, but three years ago they decided it was time to move. Having experienced city living his entire life — first when growing up ...

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New development opportunities abound

The Charlotte Square residential development along Charlotte Street on the East End. (Photo courtesy of Home Leasing)

The Strong National Museum of Play has grand plans that, when they reach fruition, will dramatically alter the look of one corner of Rochester’s downtown. Other less grandiose yet august ideas undertaken just a few blocks away from The Strong will ...

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Downtown development bucking trends

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Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, president of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp., has been working with the organization since 1984 to promote the city’s central district. But even she is surprised by the scope of the development boom going on in the downtown ...

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